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Dom Flemons to speak at the Bijou on March 12

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Well-known Don Flemons will be speaking at the Bijou Theatre on Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. where he will present the 2015 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture. He will speak and perform some of his signature old-time music. The event is free. Due to high demand, registration is required and can be made online.

Dom Flemons is widely known for his role in reintroducing the old-time African-American string band music, made famous by groups such as the Tennessee Chocolate Drops, to a new generation. Flemons left the Carolina Chocolate Drops in July 2013 to pursue a solo career. His solo album Prospect Hill was released in July 2014. He was featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross in July and on Folk Alley Presents in September. His album was one of Folk Alley’s Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums of 2014.

Flemons' performance at the Bijou Theatre is the second annual cultural event co-sponsored by the Library Society of the University of Tennessee and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library. The lecture honors the late Wilma Dykeman Stokely (1920-2006), writer, speaker, teacher, historian, environmentalist and long-time friend of the Knox County Public Library. Additional funding is provided by the Clayton Family Foundation.

Published February 24, 2015

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